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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1283

Department of Printing and Graphic Arts collection of ephemera

Contains ephemera collected by curators of the Printing and Graphic Arts department at Houghton Library, including invitations, pamphlets, brochures, books and booklets, calendars, announcements, typescript samples, and other types of ephemera.

Dates

  • circa 1878-1989

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

3 linear feet (12 boxes)

Contains ephemera collected by curators of the Printing and Graphic Arts department at Houghton Library, including invitations, pamphlets, brochures, books and booklets, calendars, announcements, typescript samples, and other types of ephemera. Some examples of these are miniature books featuring prints by artists such as David Hockney and Henri Matisse, materials from various presses such as Arion, Penmaen, Louis Prang, Roswitha Quadflieg, Robert Isaacson Gallery, Rollo Silver, the Society of Printers, Southworth, Stinehour, Tidel, Thomas Todd Company, H. Robinson William, Walker and Company, and many more. Additional materials are invitations, awards, certificates, and other ephemera directed to Printing and Graphic Arts department curators and staff, including Philip Hofer, Katharine Pantzer, and others.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Printing and Graphic Arts is one of Houghton Library's areas of collecting. It includes artifacts from all periods illustrating the book arts and historical development of the book, whether manuscript or printed. Further materials collected include ephemeral materials related to printing and typography

Arrangement

Collection has been minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in groups by date range.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2020MH-001. Department of Printing & Graphic Arts internal files, Houghton Library in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard College Library. Department of Printing and Graphic Arts. Department of Printing and Graphic Arts collection of ephemera, circa 1878-1989 (MS Typ 1283): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
hou03232
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03232

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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